Published November 08, 2010
From Russia with Love
Ultra-Warm Winter Coats from Russia
The days are shorter, the air is brisker, the Skins are in disarray.
Yes, winter is nearly here.
And unlike last year, when you dug that massive snow fortress wearing nothing but jeans and a windbreaker,
you’re going to want to get outfitted this time.
, only the second American location of the classic Russian outerwear company, now
open in pop-up form in Bethesda.
These are the kind of down-stuffed coats you’d wear to harness up the dog team for a trip across Siberia
in service to party and country. Although Lenin and the boys never had access to stuff like windproof nylon
and elastic armholes to keep the chill out.
You’ll want a vest in a subtle blue-green plaid to thwart the coming subzero temps while you’re out
making your weekend tour of underground vodka societies. But one of the longer waist- or knee-length
options—shiny or matte black, some with removable fox- or raccoon-fur hoods—is your ticket when
Snowmageddon II rolls in. It’s so warm, you probably won’t need to wear a shirt under it (you know Putin
And if you see something online or in the catalog—say a royal blue hooded number that makes you look like
Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only
—they’ll order it for you from Mother Russia, and apply the
same 40% to 60% discount you get in the store.
Also known as the Karl Marx discount.
7247 Woodmont Ave
(between Elm St and Bethesda Ave)
Bethesda, MD 20814